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Aneesh Chopra was the Chief Technology Officer and in this role served as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy. He worked to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to protecting the homeland.
Aneesh was sworn in on May 22nd, 2009. Prior to his appointment, he served as the fourth Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until April 2009. Prior to his appointment by then-Governor Timothy M. Kaine, he served as Managing Director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly-traded healthcare think tank. Chopra was named to Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue in 2008.
Aneesh Chopra received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Aneesh Chopra's Posts
- January 31, 2012 at 11:01 AM EDT
US Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announces that a network of universities have responded to the Startup America Policy Challenge, launching a contest for students and other solvers to compete to develop the best “policy business plans.”
- January 14, 2012 at 9:09 AM EDT
The White House has responded to two petitions about proposed legislation intended to combat online piracy.
- January 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM EDT
Chief Technology Office Aneesh Chopra asks entrepreneurs and the broader public how to accelerate entrepreneurial innovation in three priority industries: healthcare, clean energy and education.
- December 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM EDT
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched the Health Care Innovation Challenge, which will award $1 billion in grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health and improved care at lower costs
- December 6, 2011 at 6:14 PM EDT
The Administration is asking the public to provide input and ideas on best practices for public participation in government
- November 7, 2011 at 3:44 PM EDT
Today, the Obama Administration launched the Veterans Job Bank, a new search tool designed to help connect veterans with employers.
- October 17, 2011 at 4:25 PM EDT
Users of cell phones, smart phones, and other wireless devices will receive automatic alerts before overage charges for exceeding their usage caps are triggered
- September 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM EDT
Today President Obama signs the historic Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
- August 11, 2011 at 7:55 AM EDT
US CTO Aneesh Chopra explains how the leveling effect of the internet means that high-growth entrepreneurship is an important vehicle for job creation all across the country
- August 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM EDT
Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, highlights the stories of open innovators tapping into government data, allowing entrepreneurs to develop applications and create jobs to grow the economy.
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